If you go down to the woods today…….

poles and ropeTrellyn woodlandDown in the woods the birds were singing. At Trellyn Woodland the stream ran by, clear water, down to the sea at Abercastle. But something was sturing, untwisting, untwining.

campionKevin bird doing a strange teepee dance stretching out the canvasknotslifting the polesmore polescanvasopening canvasdragonspegsdragonpegsinside looking outinside looking upfirst stage donethe neighbours, a domeSoon it will be finished and furnished. Beside it site the beautiful dome, sandy coloured and gorgeous inside and further down the track the Starlight yurt.

kettle in the kitchen for the domeThe Starlight yurt at Trellyn Woodland CampingWall of the starlight yurt

Trellyn is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I know. The birdsong wakes you in the morning and the bee buzzing insect drone lasts all day. Cats prowl, and morehens raise chicks on the ponds where if you are really lucky you might see an otter. There are badgers and foxes and so many birds ( despite the best efforts of very diligent hunting cats!) You can take your own tent or book one of these structures for a ‘glamping’ experience and if you are lucky Matthew will show you how to roast lobster over and open fire and Kevin will teach you fire-lighting and spoon carving. And being a ‘real’ campsite you can watch the day darken and the birds hand  over the sky to the bats as you sit by your campfire and cook lobster or fresh mackerel and sip wine. Heaven.

what I am working on now.Finished teepee with curled dragon door.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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9 Responses to If you go down to the woods today…….

  1. Kathy Kenney says:

    Absolutely beautiful. You must be so proud!

  2. ~Dragon Dreaming in earnest… how marvellous. I love what you do Jackie, it is so special.

  3. marilyn ritter says:

    I will be there…in my dreams. It is perfect.

  4. Mo Crow says:

    oh this is fabulous Jackie! what a great place to dream!

  5. Freyalyn says:

    Oh wow! How utterly wonderful.

  6. Judith Dean says:

    Jackie: this is the coolest surprise ever !! — sleeping with dragons and under the stars, oh my !! My you have many bliss filled days enjoying your new yurt/tepee.

  7. Carrie says:

    Fantastic! So beautiful… I love the way you can see their shadow images from inside in the light through the canvas. My daughter Elora has been devouring her way through Dragonology young reader novels lately, she will love this… a very magical abode!
    Oh, just imagine it in firelight! They will come to life…!

  8. Speechless and a little tearful with the joy of it, the utter rightness, trueness, and joy of the scene.

  9. ruthkeys says:

    Amazing! Inside and outside, dragons are with you. 🙂

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